Neuropsychology Research

Neuropsychology Research

The Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at MCCN is research-active and committed to leading research projects both to improve our clinical services and further knowledge within our field.

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Below is list of the research papers published within the Department of Neuropsychology



  • Dodd, R., Fisher, P. L., Makin, S., Moore, P., & Cherry, M. G. (2021). The Association Between Maladaptive Metacognitive Beliefs and Emotional Distress in People Living With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 482.


  • Stepien, K., Chen, C., Hackett, R., Oldham, A., Ayuna, A., Jones, S.A., Church, H.J., Tylee, K.L., Hendriksz , C.J.(2021). Long-term outcomes in adult patients affected with fucosidosis: Psychosis as a new complication, Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, Volume 132, Issue 2, Page S103, ISSN 1096-7192,



  • Forshaw-Hulme, S., Gorton, J., McGrae, T., Thompson, L., Chen, C., Roberts, M., Jovanovic, A., Sharma, R., Wilcox, G., Adrees, F., Kempshall, S., Stepien, K.M. (2020). Understanding the biopsychosocial factors contributing to mental health issues in Fabry disease: One tertiary centre experience, Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, 129(2,) S58.


  • Mairs, J., Blackwell, D., & Teager, A.J. (2020). Reflections from the ‘front line’: Acute neurorehabilitation during Covid-19 from an assistant psychologist perspective. The Neuropsychologist, 10, pp29-34.


  • Lincoln, N. B., Bradshaw, L. E., Constantinescu, C. S., Day, F., Drummond, A. E., Fitzsimmons, D., ... & das Nair, R. (2020). Cognitive rehabilitation for attention and memory in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled trial (CRAMMS). Clinical rehabilitation, 34(2), 229-241.


  • Methley, A., King, L., Chen, C., Dunning, G., Javed , H.& Teager, A. (2020). Implementing undergraduate clinical and research internship schemes within a clinical neuropsychology service, Clinical Psychology Forum, 331, 24-30.


  • Bunnage, M. Evans, J, Wright, I, Thomas, S, Vargha-Khadem F, Poz R, Wilson, C, Moore P. (2020). Division of Neuropsychology Professional Standards Unit Guidelines to colleagues on the use of Tele-neuropsychology. British Psychological Society.


  • Peak, C., Di-Basilio, D. & King, L. (2020). Increasing outcome measure completion in adult patients with a traumatic brain injury: Ideas from the research literature and evaluation of service change. The Neuropsychologist, 9, 60-67.


  • Pitt, M., & Teager, A.J. (2020). Clinical, peer and academic supervision: a proposed structure for supporting undergraduate psychology placement students. Clinical Psychology Forum, 336, pp34-40. 


  • Teager, A.J., Methley, A., Wilkinson, K., Delaney, M., Haythornthwaite, L., & Montrose, S. (2020). Implementation of an opt-in waiting list initiative for neuropsychology in two community neurorehabilitation teams: A practice-based example. The Neuropsychologist, 10, pp39-46.



  • Baker, D., Caswell, H. & Eccles, F. J. R. (2019) Self compassion and depression, anxiety, and resilience in adults with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 90, 154-161.


  • Hampson, N., King, L., Eriksson, L-M. & Smee, H. (2019) The effects of relaxation training on depression and anxiety in people living with long-term neurological conditions. Disability & Rehabilitation.


  • Sowter, N., King, L. & Eccles, F. (In Press) An evaluation of a telephone triaging system for traumatic brain injury referrals. The Neuropsychologist.



  • Baker, D., Eccles, F. J. R. and Caswell, H. L. (2018) Correlates of stigma in adults with epilepsy: A systematic review of quantitative studies. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 83, 67-80.


  • Das Nair, Griffiths, Clarke, Methley, Kneebone, & Topcu. (2018) Everyday memory measures in multiple sclerosis: a systematic review. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Early online.


  • Methley, A. & Barrett, A. (2018) Incorporating neuropsychological factors in the assessment and formulation of UK military veterans: what should clinical psychologists consider? Clinical Psychology Forum, 312.


  • Methley, A., Dawson, B., & Teager, A.J. (2018) A psychological interpretation of case-mix: considerations for practitioner wellbeing and service design. Clinical Psychology Forum, 307, 29-33.


  • Methley, A., Perkin, M., Arran, N., Teager, A. (2018) Test user experience: The Oxford Cognitive Screen. The Neuropsychologist, 6, 18-20.


  • Rice, G. E., Caswell. H., Moore, P., Hoffman, P. and Lambon-Ralph, M. A. (2018) The roles of left versus right anterior temporal lobes in semantic memory: A neuropsychological comparison of postsurgical temporal lobe epilepsy. Cerebral Cortex, 28(4), 1487-1501.


  • Rice, G. E., Caswell. H., Moore, P., Lambon-Ralph, M. A. and Hoffman, P. (2018) Revealing the dynamic modulations that underpin a resilient neural network for semantic cognition: An fMRI investigation in patients with anterior temporal lobe resection. Cerebral Cortex, 28 (8), 3004-3016.


  • Teager, A.J., Twigg, J., Methley, A.M. (2018) Implementing a paperlite service within neuropsychology settings: A practice example and clinical considerations. The Neuropsychologist, 5,53-58.



  • Heald, A. H., Walther, A., Davies, J. R. E., Moreno, G. Y. C., Kane, J., Livingston, M. and Fowler, H. (2017) No difference in mood and quality of life in DHEA-S deficient adults with Addison’s Disease vs Type 2 diabetes patients with normal DHEA-S levels: Implications for management of these conditions. Frontiers in Psychology, 764 (8) DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00764
  • King, L., Sowter, N. & Malone, C. (2017) Preliminary results of a telephone triage system for a clinical neuropsychology service for Traumatic Brain Injury patients. The Neuropsychologist, 3, 54-57.
  • Methley, A., Dawson, B. & Teager, A. (2017) Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome: a literature review and clinical considerations. European Journal of Palliative Care. 24. 161.



  • Bowden, D., Wall, G., and Dawson, B. (2016) Service evaluation: The effectiveness of a clinical neuropsychology service for service users living with pituitary tumour diagnosis. Clinical Psychology Forum, 287, 25-32.
  • Clayton, J., Bowden, D. and Berry, E. (2016) An on-call clinical neuropsychology service. Clinical Psychology Forum, 280, 21-26.


  • Curvis, W., Simpson, J., & Hampson, N. (2016) Factors associated with self-esteem following acquired brain injury in adults: A systematic review. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1–42.

  • Curvis, W., Simpson, J., & Hampson, N. (2016) Social anxiety following traumatic brain injury: an exploration of associated factors. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1–21.

  • Hampson, N., Miller, C. & King, L. (2016) Initial development of a pathway for managing the cognitive and psychological symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. Psychology of Older People: The FPOP bulletin. Special Edition: Psychological Working with Neurodegenerative diseases, 136, 15-20.
  • Kemp, S., Garlovsky, J., Reynders, H., Caswell, H., Baker, G. and Shah, E. (2016) Predicting the psychological outcome of epilepsy surgery: A longitudinal perspective on the burden of normality. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 60, 149-152.


  • King, L., Hampson, N., Flint, A. & Speake, G. (2016) A service evaluation of a psychological skills group for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Clinical Psychology Forum, Special Issue: Service Innovation (part 2), 288, 28-33.



  • Iqbal, N., Caswell, H., Muir, R., Cadden, A., Ferguson, S., Mackenzie, H., Watson, P. & Duncan, S. (2015)

Neuropsychological profiles of patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and their siblings: An extended study.

Epilepsia, 56(8) , 1–8. DOI:10.1111/epi.13061


  • Pinkham, M., Sanghera, P., Wall, G., Dawson, B. and Whitfield, G. (2015) Neurocognitive Effects Following Cranial Irradiation for Brain Metastases. Clinical Oncology, 27 (11), 630-639.



  • Hampson (2014) Structured Programmes for people with Neurological Conditions: Relaxation. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Hampson, N. E., Kemp, S., Coughlan, A. K., Moulin, C. J. A.  & Bhakta, B. B. (2014) Effort Test Performance in Clinical Acute Brain Injury, Community Brain Injury, and Epilepsy Populations. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 21 (3), 183-194.
  • Iqbal, N., Caswell, H. L.& Duncan, S. (2014) The effects of sub-clinical EEG on cognition; A case of two patients with JME. Journal of Neurology and Neurophysiology, 5:210. DOI:10.4172/2155-9562.1000210
  • Leigh, A.J., O’Hanlon, K., Sheldrick, R., Surr, C. & Hare, D. J. (2014) Care mapping in clinical neuroscience settings: Cognitive impairment and dependency. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: An International Journal, DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2014.951366
  • O’Hanlon, K., Leigh, A., Sheldrick, R., Surr, C. & Hare, D. J. (2014) The feasibility and validity of care mapping in the clinical neurosciences. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: An International Journal, DOI:10.1080/09602011.2014.978873
  • Quinn. K., Murray C. & Malone C. (2014) Spousal experiences of coping with and adapting to caregiving for a partner who has a stroke: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Disability Rehabilitation, 36(3):185-98. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2013.783630.  Epub 2013 Apr 18.
  • Quinn K., Murray C. & Malone C. (2014) The experience of couples when one partner has a stroke at a young age: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Disability Rehabilitation. 2014;36(20):1670-8. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2013.866699. Epub 2013 Dec 12.


  • James, H; Simpson, J; Wall, G. (2013) Living with a pituitary tumour: A narrative analysis. Psychology and Health.
  • Noonan, K. A., Jefferies, E., Ehsan, S., Garrard, P. & Lambon-Ralph, M. A. (2013) Demonstrating the qualitative differences between semantic aphasia and semantic dementia: a novel exploration of nonverbal semantic processing. Behavioural Neurology, 26, 7-20.


  • Gill, I.J., Wall, G., & Simpson, J. (2012) Clients’ perspectives of rehabilitation in one acquired brain injury residential rehabilitation unit: A thematic analysis. Brain Injury, 26, 909-920.
  • Hoffman, P., Jefferies, E., Ehsan, S., Jones, R., & Lambon-Ralph, M. A. (2012) How does linguistic knowledge contribute to STM? Contrasting effects of impaired semantic knowledge and executive control. Aphasiology, 26, 383-403.  DOI:10.1080/02687038.2011.581798.
  • Lambon-Ralph, M. A., Ehsan, S., Baker, G. A., & Rogers. T. T. (2012) Semantic Memory is impaired in patients with unilateral anterior temporal lobe resection for temporal lobe epilepsy. Brain, 135, 242-258. DOI:10.1093/brain/awr325.
  • Simpson, J., Heath, J., Wall, G. (2012) Living with a pituitary tumour.  Psychology & Health, 29, (2). P. 162-176. DOI:10.1080/08870446.2013.840784.
  • Thompson, J. N., Majumdar, J., Sheldrick, R. & Morcos, F. (2012) Acute neurorehabilitation versus treatment as usual. British Journal of Neurosurgery. DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2012.714818
  • Wall, G., Turner, A., & Clarke, R. (2012) Evaluation of neuropsychological rehabilitation following severe traumatic brain injury: A case report. Neurocase, 12, (1), p. 1-12. DOI:


  • Fleming, P., King, L. & Royle, J. (2011) Perceptions of a clinical psychology support group for spinal injury. British Journal of Nursing, 750-755.
  • Jefferies, E., Bott, S., Ehsan, S., & Lambon-Ralph, M. A.  (2011) Phonological learning in semantic dementia. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1208-1218.  DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.01.036.
  • Mayberry, E. J., Sage, K., Ehsan, S., & Lambon-Ralph, M. A. (2011) An emergent effect of phonemic cueing following relearning in semantic dementia. Aphasiology, 25, 1069-1077. DOI:10.1080/02687038.2011.575203.
  • Mayberry, E. J., Sage, K., Ehsan, S., & Lambon-Ralph, M. A. (2011) Relearning in semantic dementia reflects contributions from both medial temporal lobe episodic and degraded neocortical semantic systems: Evidence in support of the complementary learning systems theory. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3591-3598. DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.09.010.
  • Thompson, J.N., Sheldrick, R., & Berry, E. (2011) Cognitive and mental health difficulties following subarachnoid haemorrhage, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 21 (1), 92-102.


  • Wall, G.K., Pearce, E., & McGuire, J. (2010) Are internet child sexual offenders emotionally avoidant? Psychology, Crime and Law, 1477-2744.
  • Wall, G.K. (2010) Enhancing psychological wellbeing for people with long-term neurological conditions: What, why, where, when and how? Psychological Wellbeing, 7 (1), 25-29.


  • Corbett, F., Jefferies, E., Ehsan, S. & Lambon-Ralph, M. A. (2009) Different impairments of semantic cognition in semantic dementia and semantic aphasia: evidence from the non-verbal domain. Brain, 132(9), 2593-2608.DOI:10.1093/brain/awp146.
  • Duncan, S., Talbot, A., Sheldrick, R., Caswell, H. (2009) Erectile function, sexual desire, and psychological well-being in men with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 15 (3): 351-357.
  • Hall-Patch, L., Brown, R., House, A., Howlett, S., Kemp, S., Lawton, G., et al. (2009) Acceptability and effectiveness of a strategy for the communication of the diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsia, 51 (1), 70-78.
  • Hoffman, P., Jefferies, E., Ehsan, S., Hopper, S. & Lambon-Ralph, M. A. (2009) Selective short-term memory deficits arise from impaired domain-general semantic control mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 35, 137-156. DOI:10.1037/a0013985
  • Hoffman P, Jefferies, E., Ehsan S, Jones, R. W., Lambon-Ralph, M. A. (2009) Semantic memory is key to binding phonology: Converging evidence from immediate serial recall in semantic dementia and healthy participants. Neuropsychologia, 47, 747-760.DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.12.001.
  • Iqbal, N., Caswell, H.L., Hare, D.J., Pilkington, O., Mercer, S. & Duncan, S. (2009) Neuropsychological profiles of patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and their siblings: a preliminary controlled experimental video-EEG case series. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 14 (3), 516-521.
  • King, L., Hamilton, S., Wraith, A., Ackroyd, C., Calvert, C. & Coakes, J. (2009) Meeting the training needs of recently qualified clinical psychologists in Yorkshire. Clinical Psychology Forum, 197, 41-44.
  • Lawton, G., Mayor, R.J., Howlett, S., & Reuber, M. (2009) Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and health-related quality of life: the relationship with psychological distress and other physical symptoms. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 14 (1), 167-171.
  • Mercer, G., Reuber, M. & Martin, R. (2009) Health related quality of life: utility and limitation in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. In S.C. Schachter & W.C. LaFrance Jr. (Eds.), Gates & Rowan's Nonepileptic Seizures, 3rd Edition, Cambridge University Press.
  • Prosser, C. M. &  King, L. (2009) Evaluating information leaflets in a neurorehabilitation setting. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 2(4), 348-358.
  • Soni, M., Lambon-Ralph, M. A., Noonan, K., Ehsan, S., Hodgson, C. & Woollams, A (2009) "L" is for tiger: Effects of phonological (mis)cueing on picture naming in semantic aphasia. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 22(6), 538-547.DOI:10.1016/j.jneuroling.2009.06.002. 


  • Kemp, S., Wilkinson, K., Caswell, H., Reynders, H., Baker, G. (2008) The Base Rate of Wada test failure. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 13 (4), 630-633.
  • Lawton, G., Baker, G.A. & Brown, R.J. (2008) Comparison of two types of dissociation in people with epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 13 (2), 333-336.
  • Talbot, J.A., Sheldrick, R., Caswell, H., Duncan, S. (2008) Sexual function in men with epilepsy: how important is testosterone? Neurology, 70 (16), 1346-1352.



  • Manchester, D., Wall, G.K., Jackson, H., & Dawson, P. (2007)  Bullying and antisocial attitudes after traumatic brain injury: Their impact and treatment.  Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 17 (2), 206-229.
  • McKenna, S.P., Doward, L.C., Meads, D.M., Tennant, A., Lawton, G. & Grueger, J. (2007) Quality of life in infants and children with atopic dermatitis: addressing issues of differential item functioning across countries in multinational clinical trials. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes. 5 (45).
  • Mullin, S. & Simpson, J. (2007) Does executive functioning predict improvement in offenders' behaviour following enhanced thinking skills training? An exploratory study with implications for rehabilitation. British Journal of Legal and Criminological Psychology, 12 (1), 117-131.
  • Santhouse, J., Carrier, C., Arya, S., Fowler, H., Duncan, S. (2007) A comparison of self-reported quality of life between patients with epilepsy and neurocardiogenic syncope. Epilepsia 48 (5), 1019-1022.


  • Fowler, H. L., Baker, G. A., Tipples, J., Hare, D. J., Chadwick, D., & Young, A. W. (2006) Emotion Recognition and asymmetrical amygdala damage in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behaviour. 9(1), 164-172.
  • Heald, A. H., Parr, C. J., Gibson, C., O’Driscoll, K., & Fowler, H., L. (2006) A cross-sectional study to investigate long-term cognitive function in people with treated pituitary Cushing’s disease. Experimental Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes. 114(9): 490-497.
  • King, L. & Latchford, G. (2006) Clinical health psychology in clinical psychology training: A national survey. Clinical Psychology Forum, 166, 7-10.
  • Lambon-Ralph, M., A, & Ehsan, S. (2006) Age of acquisition effects depend on the mapping between representations and the frequency of occurrence: Empirical and computational evidence. Visual Cognition, 13.
  • Lawton, G. et al. (2006) Cross-cultural validity of FIM in spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 44(12), 746-752.
  • Sheldrick, R., Tarrier, N., Berry, E., & Kincey, J. (2006) Post-traumatic stress disorder and illness perception over time following myocardial infarction and subarachnoid haemorrhage. British Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 387-400.


  • Bhakta, B., Tennant, A., Horton, M., Lawton, G. & Andrich, D. (2005) Using item response theory to explore the psychometric properties of extended matching questions examination in undergraduate medical education. BMC Medical Education, 5 (1), 9.
  • Doward, L.C., McKenna, S.P., Meads, D.M., Kavyasiddhi, D., Hampson, N.E. & Mayo, K.W. (2005) The symptomatic, functional and quality of life impact of multiple sclerosis: report on a qualitative investigation of the patients’ perspective. Value in Health, 8 (6), A135.
  • Hampson, N.E., Meads, D.M., McKenna, S.P., Doward, L.C. & Turk, F. (2005) Factors influencing quality of life in atopic dermatitis. Value in Health, 8 (6), A149.
  • Hossack, A., & Wall, G.K. (2005) Service users: Undervalued and underused? The Psychologist, 18 (3) 134-136.
  • Lundgren-Nilsson, A., Grimby, G., Ring, H., Tesio, L., Lawton, G., et al. (2005) Cross-cultural validity of functional independence measure items in stroke: a study using Rasch analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 37 (1), 23-31.
  • Meads, D.M., Hampson, N.E., Fisk, J.D., McKenna, S.P., Doward, L.C., & Mayo, K.W. (2005) Rasch analysis of the Fatigue Impact Scale. Value in Health, 8 (6), A70.
  • Meads, D.M., McKenna, S.P., Doward, L.C., Hampson, N.E., & McGeown, C. (2005) Interpreting scores on the quality of life index for atopic dermatitis (QoLIAD). Value in Health, 8 (3), A331.


  • Hare, D.J. & Malone, C. A. (2004)  Catatonia and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.  Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 8 (2),183-195.
  • Heald, A. H., Ghosh, S., Bray, S., Gibson, C., Anderson, S. G., Buckler, H., & Fowler, H. L (2004) Long-term negative impact on quality of life in patients with successfully treated Cushing’s disease. Clinical Endocrinology. 61 (4), 485-65.
  • Hughes, D. G., Jackson, A., Mason, D. L., & Berry, E., Hollis, S., & Yates, D. W. (2004) Abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging seen acutely following mild traumatic brain injury: correlation with neuropsychological tests and delayed recovery. Neuroradiology 47, 550- 558.
  • Lawton, G., Bhakta, B.B., Chamberlain, M.A., & Tennant, A. (2004) The Behçet's disease activity index. Rheumatology. 43 (1), 73-78.
  • Tennant, A., Penta, M., Tesio, L., Grimby, G., Thonnard, J. L., Slade, A., Lawton, G., et al. (2004) Assessing and adjusting for cross-cultural validity of impairment and activity limitation scales through differential item functioning within the framework of the Rasch model: the PRO-ESOR project. Medical Care. 42 (1 Suppl), 137-148.


  • Danquah, A.,  Limb, K., Chapman, M., Burke, C., Flood, A. Gore, S.,Greenwood, K., Healey, K., Reid, W., Kilroy, J.,  Lacey, Malone, C., Perkin, M. & Hare, DJ. (1999)  An Investigation of Factors Predictive of Continued Self-Injurious Behaviour in an Intellectual Disability Service. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22, 395–399.
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